La What Now?

Since the 1960s, baseball teams and players have been publishing cookbooks. I collect them and try out some of the recipes that major leaguers have shared with their fans over the years. Photos, recipes and comments included.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Bookshelf - "From the Mariner's Galley" (1979) by the Seattle Mariners

96 pp. in plastic binder-style binding
48 recipes from players, coaches and staff
This was a lucky find on ebay, where it had been sitting for some time before I snapped it up.
The Seattle Mariners love -- LOVE -- publishing cookbooks.  Over the years they have put out at least five of them, and it all started with this one from the still-fledgling expansion franchise.
As cookbooks from the 70s go, this one contains the obligatory recipe for Orange Jello Salad (by infielder Bill Stein) and Carrot Cake (infielder Bobby Valentine). 
There are also some fancy dishes for balance, like Saltinbocca alla Toscana (promotions and marketing director Jack Carvalho) and London Broil (pitcher Mike Parrott).
This cookbook also contains a couple of oddities, like a recipe for dog biscuits (woof!).  There's also a recipe for baked Polish squirrel by third base coach Bill Mazeroski, which concludes: "The only thing less edible than the parsley is the baked squirrel."  Wacky man, Bill Mazeroski.

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